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About ARTS 113 A

Investigation of surfaces and three-dimensional forms. Focus on variety of construction methods, surface treatment, and firing techniques. Related clay and glaze technology. Prerequisite: ARTS 012.


Prereqs enforced by the system: ARTS 012; Lab Fee: $55; Open to Degree and PACE students; SART, AHST, ARTE majors and SART, AHST and ARTS minors only; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following Registration

Section Description

“Why should we not be able to do what others have done before us? The answer must be that art is created not by human wisdom or intellect, but by human character as is shaped by the times.” - Kitaoji Rosanjin The intension of this course is to establish a technical and intuitive understanding of the nature of clay and glazes as it pertains to sculptural hand building. Various projects are assigned to develop sufficient command of the hand building process through consistent practice whereby challenging forms may be executed with skill and confidence and process becomes secondary to personal expression. Each project requires thoughtful planning and sketching for the desired form to be conceptualized and executed successfully. Students should expect to work independently in addition to scheduled class time. Group Critiques are conducted at the completion of each project where an objective, supportive atmosphere encourages analytical and synthetic thinking in an open forum. Students will be evaluated on punctual and consistent class participation, strong work ethic, and successfully completed work carried out in a timely, professional manner.

Section Expectation

OBJECTIVES: *Establish a technical and intuitive understanding of the nature of clay and glazes. *Develop an understanding and vocabulary with glazes in order to enhance the impact of your work. *Develop sufficient command of the hand building process through consistent practice whereby sculptural forms may be executed with skill and confidence. *Familiarize yourself so thoroughly with technique and materials that process becomes secondary to your own personal expression.


GRADES: Grades are based on class participation, dedication towards self directed work, mastery of technique, respect for a clean studio, and your assignments including group participation during critiques. Much weight is placed on full, consistent class attendance, strong work ethic, problem solving, and seeing your work through from start to finish. 80% of your grade = Completion of Assigned Projects 20% of your grade = Consistent and Focused Studio Participation.

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